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Fetal heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20515832     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical fetal heart failure occurs in conditions associated with increasing left and right atrial filling and/or central venous pressures and manifests as right heart failure with the development of pericardial and pleural effusions, ascites and peripheral and placental edema. Fetal heart failure may occur in primary myocardial disease, in presence of the extracardiac pathology impacting the loading conditions of the fetal heart and in conditions associated with secondary myocardial dysfunction including structural heart defects, bradycardia or tachycardia. This review summarizes recent literature of the understanding of the normal fetal circulation and the pathogenic mechanisms responsible for the evolution of fetal heart failure, strategies for fetal and perinatal management of fetal heart failure, and future directions that may lead to novel strategies to treat affected pregnancies and.
Tiina H Ojala; Lisa K Hornberger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2010-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in bioscience (Scholar edition)     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1945-0524     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Biosci (Schol Ed)     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485241     Medline TA:  Front Biosci (Schol Ed)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  891-906     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / drug therapy,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Fetal Heart / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Heart Failure / drug therapy,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Hydrops Fetalis / etiology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Myocardial Contraction
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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